Zostavax (varicella vaccine)
Recommendations for the Use of Zoster Vaccine
Date of ACIP vote: March 2011
Provisional recommendations for prevention of herpes zoster and post-herpetic neuralgia
• A single dose of zoster vaccine is recommended for adults 60 years of age and older whether or not they report a prior episode of herpes zoster. Persons with chronic medical conditions may be vaccinated unless a contraindication or precaution exists for their condition.
Western Health Advantage Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
Approved/Revised: April 2012 | Reviewed: December 3, 2013